Terence Blanchard and Damien Geter

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Thu, 05/25/2023 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Terence Blanchard and Damien Geter talk about Absence at the Portland Opera and Fire Shut Up in My Bones with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures on KBOO Radio
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Terence Blanchard and Damien Geter talk about Absence at the Portland Opera and Fire Shut Up in My Bones with S.W. Conser on Words and Pictures on KBOO Radio
Jazz meets opera in the works of a versatile contemporary composer

 

Musician and composer Terence Blanchard is a two-time Academy Award nominee for his work with Spike Lee, and a seven-time Grammy winner for his jazz albums and soundtracks.  He's played trumpet and piano with Lionel Hampton as well as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and has  recently composed two operas, Champion and Fire Shut Up in My Bones.  His current project, in collaboration with the E-Collective band and the Turtle Island String Quartet, is called Absence.

Conducting a one-night-only perfomance of Absence in Portland is Damien Geter, a conductor, singer, and composer in his own right who is currently serving as Interim Music Director and Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera.

Terence and Damien sit down with S.W. Conser to talk about collaboration, representation, and today's young composers, performers, and choreographers who are changing the face of opera.

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    11:29
    Artist
    Terence Blanchard
    Song
    Dark Horse
    Album
    Absence
    Label
    UMG - Blue Note (BLU)
  • Time
    11:49
    Artist
    Terence Blanchard
    Song
    The Second Wave
    Album
    Absence
    Label
    UMG - Blue Note (BLU)
  • Time
    11:59
    Artist
    Marisa Anderson
    Song
    Slow Ascent
    Album
    Cloud Corner
    Label
    Thrill Jockey

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